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MRI vs CT scan
My Dr. wants me to get a CT abdominal scan. The closest imaging service available, that is covered by my insurance at 100%, at no out of pocket is 4 hours away.  I can get an MRI done 2 hours away also at no cost to me. I asked my Dr. if an MRI would work for what they were needing. He said No.  I guess my question is, why wouldn't an MRI as well as a CT scan? It's really just about the money I have to spend for health services. I want to keep my cost as low as possible. Getting an MRI would save me hours on the road, and several hundred dollars copay.
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Hi there!

Well, the CT and the MRI are not completely interchangeable investigations. While the MRI may have a better resolution, the CT may be more sensitive in a few conditions. The choice of the investigation is best decided by the treating doctor/ radiologist, depending on what they are trying to look at or find.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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